Wagon Wheel Celebrating 60 Years

The Wagon Wheel Center for the arts will kick off its 60th summer season on Monday with an event called “One Night Only.” 

Executive Director for the Wagon Wheel, Will Dawson, said he hopes to pack the house on Monday evening. 

“We want people to come out and celebrate, if they've been here to the Wagon Wheel one time, or if they've been a subscriber since the beginning, and we have some of those people who have been here for the whole 60 years. Just to celebrate where we've been and where we're going,” Dawson said. 

Dawson said he is excited for the Wagon Wheel to expand in the coming years. According to him, the center for the arts is conducting a feasibility study to determine community support for expanding and building a new facility at this time. 

“I think right now we do have a good reputation, 60 years of name equity. And what we do on the stage, doesn't really reflect what the building looks like, so we want a show piece for Warsaw, and the community,” Dawson explained. 

The fundraiser on Monday will feature performances by Wagon Wheel alumni and current members. Performances will include comedy, music, dance, and other talents. Also included in the evening will be both a live and silent auction. Some items that will be up for auction are Bears tickets, a helicopter ride to Cerulean in Indianapolis, and wines and canvas art. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the Wagon Wheel box office.